Chicken, Broccoli, and Lemon Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Everyday Food November 2003

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together soy sauce, 3 tablespoons water, vinegar, honey, garlic, and crushed red pepper.
  2. Pour half of the mixture into another bowl; reserve.
  3. Place chicken in remaining mixture;
  4. marinate for 15 minutes.
  5. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over high heat.
  6. Add half the chicken; cook, tossing often, until brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Transfer chicken to a plate. Repeat with another 1/2 tablespoon oil and remaining chicken.
  8. Wipe skillet with a paper towel.
  9. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
  10. Cook broccoli and lemon, tossing often, until broccoli is bright green, about 3 minutes.
  11. Add 1/2 cup water; cook until broccoli is tender and lemon is translucent, about 6 minutes.
  12. Add reserved marinade, cornstarch mixture, chicken, and any accumulated juices from plate.
  13. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring until thickened, 1 minute.
  14. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Most Helpful

This was very good! My friend gave me a bag of lemons from her tree... so I am going lemon crazy. that is what led me to this recipe. I added sliced red pepper and onion. I also substituted olive for canola oil. Thank you for sharing, we will make it again.

Abba Gimel February 24, 2011

Good for a week-night dinner. Thank you for sharing!

thedixongang January 20, 2011

Very good stir fry. It didn't send us over the moon, but it was quite enjoyable. This fed a crowd of 7 tonight (2 unexpected guests) and I used a pound of boneless chicken. There was no shortage of chicken. I added some red pepper strips for color. A couple folks wanted additional soy sauce at the table. Thanks for posting!

vrvrvr March 30, 2010